Address:519 N. Weigle
Watonga, OK 73772
Thomas Benton Ferguson was born in 1857 near Des Moines, Iowa. Although he was trained as a teacher and Methodist minister, Ferguson began writing occasional articles for a local newspaper and developed an interest in journalism. After the 1892 land run, Ferguson brought his family to Watonga, Oklahoma Territory, where he established the Watonga Republican. He remained the publisher of the newspaper until his death in 1921.